Our vision for Castara Retreats is to create a Tobago accommodation and Caribbean destination that offers something different to the traditional hotel experience. With a unique form of rustic luxury underpinned by excellent value, our aim is to create a balance between the support on offer in a hotel with the freedom and independence of self-catering.
The authenticity, charm and character of an intimate, family-run eco-resort, perched on the hillside above a friendly fishing village.
A warm and friendly atmosphere – great service, but at the same time relaxed and laid-back.
Excellent personal support through daily visits from our local manager Porridge, who will stop by to say hello.
High quality, intimate and practical self-catering accommodation with well-equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, Wi-Fi, and iPod docks. Room cleaning every three to four days.
A commitment within the team to responsible tourism, with polices in place to ensure a sustainable approach that benefits the local economy.
A relaxed restaurant; not fine-dining or white table cloths, but freshly prepared, creative food influenced by the flavours of the Caribbean. Service always comes with a smile.
A formal, traditional 5 star hotel experience. Our team do not live in residence, but someone is on hand every day from 9am to 10pm
Some of the features of a luxury hotel such as daily room service, 24 hour reception, and TVs are not provided.
You can find out lots more about Castara Retreats browsing the website or reading our most frequently asked questions below.
- Which airport do I fly into?: ;
There is one airport on Tobago – A N Robinson at Crown Point/Scarborough.
From the UK – BA fly from Gatwick twice a week on Friday and Tuesday (via St Lucia).
From the US – Caribbean Airlines fly once a week on a Thursday from JFK, New York.
From Germany – Condor flies once a week on Tuesdays from Frankfurt.
From other countries – A greater number of international flights fly into Port of Spain on Trinidad. From there take the Caribbean Airlines flight to Tobago. There are several flights a day, and it takes around 25 minutes. We strongly recommend booking the local flight at the same time as booking the international flight, as the local flights can often become full.
There is also a ferry service between Trinidad and Tobago.
- How far is Castara Retreats from the airport/ferry?: ;
Both routes take approximately 45 minutes to an hour by car, taxi or hire car. There is no public transport service.
- How can I get a taxi to Castara Retreats?: ;
Our local manager Porridge runs a taxi service. The drivers are all known to us. The taxi can be booked via our reservations team, to include a stop at the supermarket and/or ATM if you wish.
- How much does the taxi cost?: ;
The price varies depending on the time of day and how many guests there are. The cost is from TT$330 or US$50. More information will be provided by the reservations team once your booking is confirmed. Payment is in cash to the driver, who retains that payment. We take no commission.